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While the film suggests a parallel between the passion of Christ and that of Joan, the parallels between Mary and Joan are never far away. Alain Chartier, a contemporary commentator, poet, and notary to Charles VII, wrote these words about Joan in 1429: “O singular virgin, worthy of all glory, worthy of all praise, worthy of divine honours!
The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of the very few films that turns the audience into witnesses or congregants at an extraordinary spiritual event. Topics. Culture Drama films.
Criterion’s The Passion of Joan of Arc is a stellar example of the full exploitation of DVD. This cineaste’s dream has a gorgeous transfer of the film itself, taken from a restored version of the single good print available, as well as a quite extraordinary array of extras.
Chronicling the trial of Joan of Arc in the days leading up to her execution, Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer depicts her torment with startling immediacy, employing an array of techniques including expressionistic lighting, interconnected sets, and painfully intimate close-ups to immerse viewers in her subjective experience.
Like the Masters of Cinema disc that was released back in 2012, Criterion’s Blu-ray of The Passion of Joan Arc offers us the option of watching the film in either a 20 fps version with the original Danish intertitles (which runs roughly 104 minutes) and a 24 fps version with recreated French intertitles (which runs roughly 88 minutes).
PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF JOAN OF ARC. TRANSLATOR’S PREFACE. A PECULIARITY OF JOAN OF ARC’S HISTORY. THE SIEUR LOUIS DE CONTE. BOOK I IN DOMREMY. Chapter 1 When Wolves Ran Free in Paris. Chapter 2 The Fairy Tree of Domremy. Chapter 3 All Aflame with Love of France. Chapter 4 Joan Tames the Mad Man. Chapter 5 Domremy Pillaged and Burned.
Joan of Arc is a historical character who was canonized for her self-sacrifice to the glory of the 15 th-century France.The 19-year-old girl from a remote farm displayed unprecedented heroism and bravery in the commitment to defend her homeland and lead the French in the battle against the army of England.